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Founded October 27, 1849
Largest city - Eagan
Dakota County is named after the Dakota Sioux tribal bands who settled in the area.
The name is recorded as "Dahkotah" in U.S. Census records until 1851. . . continued
Source: Dakota County Government - Submitted by John Bauer
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Once all land of a township is annexed by towns and cities, township government ceases to exist.
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History & News
OBITS: Christie Warden, Mrs. Stephen Winter, Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Whitford
NEWS-BUSINESS: Newspaper Business for J. L. Thorne, Eli Robinson, C. W. Nash, H. S. Jennings, T. R. Huddleston, A. M. and O. T. Hayes, S. Smith, R. W. Montgomery, P. Hartshorn, Jno. R. Clagett, F. M. Crosby, Otto Stannis, H. O. Mowers, J. E. Finch, C. C. Righter, Irving Todd, Charles B. Lowell, Mary Torrance, C. Halden, John Street, J. B. Vanderwerker, William Atherton, Charles Schroth, Z. B. Nichols
COURT: Victoria Tripp vs. Amanzel D. Tripp
PEOPLE: Mrs. Charles Calahan, Emma Cjollon, Marion A. Hopkins, Helicia Heerman, Charles W. Holman, Joseph Havens
MILITARY: Civil War Soldier News - Col. Adams, J. C. Pride, Joseph Pitcher
NEWS-COMMUNITY: 1880-The Hastings Fair
OBITS: Nellie Louise Draper, Patrick Devaney, Joseph M. Dugan, Mrs. M. M. DeSilva, Marie Dietzen
KAPOSIA: Chippewa vs. Sioux Feuds
NEWS-COMMUNITY: 1886-Sewer to the river, 1884- Cheerful at Rosemount
NEWS-FIRE: 1887-Fire at Rosemount
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